Friday, April 28, 2017

ForgeFX Simulations at Vision VR/AR Summit 2017

We're going Hollywood! ForgeFX Training Simulations is excited to be exhibiting at the Vision VR/AR Summit 2017, May 1 -2, in Hollywood California, sponsored by Unity Technologies. ForgeFX will be one of nearly 20 companies participating in the Vision VR/AR Summit Showcase, hosted in the summit's premiere demo space, the showcase features innovators pioneering the best in virtual, augmented, and mixed realities from all around the world.

ForgeFX Training Simulations - Vision VR/AR Summit 2017

Come try the VR Equipment Training Simulator, which we developed for JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers. The JLG VR Equipment Training Simulator combines stereoscopic real-time 3D, head, hand and positional tracking, multi-player support, and real-world control integration to deliver an extremely highly-interactive and immersive training simulator. VR-based training simulators prepare operators for real-world operations, with far greater impact than traditional flat-screen simulators ever could. 
JLG Industries, VR Equipment Training Simulator

Vision VR/AR Summit 2017

The definitive event for innovators in VR/AR

Virtual and Augmented Reality have captured the imaginations of millions around the world. If you are passionate about creating games, films, ads, art, journalism and more with these cutting-edge technologies, then join us at the Vision 2017 Virtual and Augmented Reality Summit. 
The Vision VR/AR Summit is an event for artists, engineers, programmers, designers, musicians, directors, producers, hardware manufacturers and researchers. The content and networking are focused on furthering the knowledge base of anyone developing virtual and/or augmented reality content in Unity. 
The Unity Vision Summit is a popular exhibition attended by market leaders in the VR, AR and gaming development world. This two-day event features demonstrations and discussions, that include enterprise, entertainment, art, and commercial uses of VR and AR technologies.

The summit will examine how industries can utilizing new VR and AR technologies to their advantage, just as JLG has done with their lift and access equipment VR training simulator. If you're going to be attending the Vision VR/AR Summit next week, please be sure to stop by and give it a try! Contact us on ForgeFX Get updates by liking us on Facebook Get updates on Facebook Get tweets by following us on Twitter Get tweets on Twitter Stay connected by following us on LinkedIn Connect on LinkedIn Watch videos by subscribing to ForgeFX on YouTube Watch on YouTube

Thursday, April 13, 2017

ForgeFX Simulations at ConExpo-ConAgg 2017

Thanks to everyone who visited ForgeFX Simulations at ConExpo - Con/Agg 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada last month. ConExpo is the largest trade show in the United States, and this year's show spanned a record 2.8 million-plus net square feet of exhibits, with a record 2,800+ exhibitors.

ForgeFX was proud to present our virtual reality (VR) industrial training simulators to as many of the 125,000+ attendees as possible. VR-based training simulators immerse users in virtual environments, and with virtual equipment, in ways traditional screen-based simulators cannot. The combination of stereoscopic 3D, positional tracking, head-tracking, hand tracking, and real-world controls delivers highly interactive and impactful simulators that prepare operators for real-world operation. The aerial boom lift simulator that we developed for JLG was a real crowd pleaser, located at the ForgeFX booth, the JLG booth and the Tech Experience pavilion.

ForgeFX Simulations demonstrating their VR-based training simulators at ConExpo 201.

JLG Immersive Trainer

In addition to demonstrating the aerial boom lift at our booth, JLG Industries had 2 instances of the simulator running at their booth. We networked these 2 simulation stations together and developed a fully interactive multi-user environment so that attendees could compete against each other in real-time for the best score, or collaborate to accomplish tasks together.

JLG Industries, Immersive Training Simulator
Operating a JLG aerial work platform in virtual reality.

New Technology at ConExpo

JLG's virtual reality training simulator takes place on an actual boom platform complete with the controls that are used to operate the real-world equipment. Watch the first of JLG's daily recaps for a peek at their live demos, interactive exhibits and equipment advancements that will redefine the future of access.

Tech Experience

From solar-powered roadways, to the first-ever 3D printed excavator, to virtual reality training simulators, the Tech Experience at ConExpo 2017 was a 75,000 square foot immersive, future-forward showcase that allowed attendees to see what’s possible tomorrow, today.

JLG's aerial work platform simulator at the ConExpo 2017 Tech Experience.
ForgeFX's virtual reality simulators familiarize operators with machine controls and operation, while helping to reduce the possibility of mistakes and accidents on real-world job sites. VR-based simulators appeal to the next generation of trainees by providing them with cutting-edge, fun, interactive and highly-immersive training. Contact us on ForgeFX Get updates by liking us on Facebook Get updates on Facebook Get tweets by following us on Twitter Get tweets on Twitter Stay connected by following us on LinkedIn Connect on LinkedIn Watch videos by subscribing to ForgeFX on YouTube Watch on YouTube